Making time for exercise when you’re travelling can be difficult.
From subpar gyms, to being out of your routine it can be hard to find time to work out when you’re on the road.

You don’t want to miss your workouts and you don’t want to stall your progress but if you can’t get to the gym what are you supposed to do?

Today I’m going to tell you exactly how to stay fit when travelling and share my top tips for staying in shape even though you’re not at home.

First off its worth saying that if you’re a gym member think about your branch of gym and how many they have situated around the country, if there’s one nearby then it’s simple, plan your day, fit it into your schedule and get to the gym, no excuses.

You’ll be familiar with the equipment, the layout and the general rules so you won’t have any problems working out.

If the gym local to you isn’t one familiar with you can often get a pass, allowing you to become a member for a few days whilst you’re away so it is still possible to work out.

There are plenty of people that do exactly that, travelling the world over the summer and joining local gyms as they move from city to city.

But let’s say you don’t have access to a gym, how are you supposed to stay fit then?

What if you end up somewhere completely foreign and you have no idea of where to go or what to do?

Well, something I keep with me wherever I go is a pair of running shoes, exercise clothes and a pack of resistance bands.

With those 3 things I have the tools I need to keep in shape no matter where I am.

With apps like Strava I can find a running route if I want to head outside and go for a run but with my bands, my body and my surroundings I have a ready-made portable gym that I can take anywhere in the world.

Resistance bands are probably some of the best travel companions you can get and they offer much more resistance than you would think.

Once I’m armed with my equipment I get to it.

I have a range of 5-8 workouts that I can do wherever I’m based and I only use the equipment I have in my bag.

I keep these workouts short and sweet and my goal is always to build up a sweat.

Following a HIIT or Tabata format, I work hard in small intervals, giving myself the chance to get maximum results from minimum effort.

The resistance bands are great for training my muscles and focussing on strength and the Tabata format helps me to work on my cardio.

I can get fit, stay in shape and stay healthy, all inside 30 minutes from wherever I am in the world.

The key thing though, the key to unlocking your potential and achieving your fitness goals, even whilst travelling is your mindset and approach.

You’ve got to want to work out and work hard if you’re truly going to stick to it.

That’s why I make it one of my key goals for each and every day when I’m away, it’s one of the first keys I tick off.

I start my day with 30 minutes of exercise as the first thing I do when I wake up and I get to work.

The easy option when you’re away is to have a lay-in and blame your surroundings for your lack of results, but I don’t believe in that.

For me, my goals and my commitment to success, I can’t and won’t accept those excuses and neither should you.

Think about what type of workouts you enjoy and what equipment you can take with you.

Think about what your day normally looks like and if you have a gym nearby.

And think about your goals and where you want to be then don’t accept anything less than 100>#/p###

By keeping your goals front of mind and making exercise part of your day, no matter where you are, you’ll be able to keep in shape without ever missing a workout session.